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declarer

[dih-klair-er]
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noun
  1. a person or thing that declares.
  2. Bridge. the player who plays the contract; dummy's partner.

Origin of declarer

First recorded in 1520–30; declare + -er1
Related formsnon·de·clar·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for declarer

Historical Examples

  • Under these irregular circumstances, should the Declarer lose the trick?

    Auction of To-day

    Milton C. Work

  • It is an exceptional hand in which the Declarer does not lose more than two tricks.

    Auction of To-day

    Milton C. Work

  • The Declarer does not answer, but continues the play in the usual manner.

    Auction of To-day

    Milton C. Work

  • If the Declarer fall one trick short, the double gains 50 points.

    Auction of To-day

    Milton C. Work

  • The adversaries of the Declarer take ten tricks, but revoke.

    Auction of To-day

    Milton C. Work


British Dictionary definitions for declarer

declarer

noun
  1. a person who declares
  2. bridge the player who, as first bidder of the suit of the final contract, plays both hands of the partnership
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